Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater

3.6
More than just a marine animal attraction, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured animals. The aquarium opened in 1972 with a mission to educate the public about the importance of animal conservation. The aquarium took over a facility that once housed a local water treatment plant. You can learn about the aquarium's continued efforts to rehabilitate sick and injured animals by visiting its working hospital, which houses river otters, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays, and sharks. Get involved and stay in touch with your favorite marine mammal by becoming a friend, protector, or guardian of one of the aquarium's permanent residents. Check online for adoption levels and animals currently in need of financial support. Add Clearwater Marine Aquarium to your Clearwater travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Clearwater trip itinerary maker site.
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  • Nice place to visit w kids. It's a half day activity. Make sure you do the dolphin show. It's smaller but nice. Buy tickets in advance as it's cheaper  more »
  • A great place to get close to Florida marine wildlife. The rescued dolphins will really make you appreciate what this establishment.does.  more »
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  • I just visited here with family while in town evading Dorian. We caught a great special in September for FL residents. My kids enjoyed all the interactive talks about the various animals. The main treat was Winter and Hope for my daughter thanks to the Dolphin Tale movies. The show with the dolphin Nicholas was very fun as well. It was a great time for everyone. I would go back again and let the kids have more fun.
  • This aquarium truly is a treasure. Everything is geared towards the animals' health, welfare and safety. They are an amazing place to visit if you truly love marine life and strive to educate yourself or children on how to be better stewards of the oceans. I highly recommend! Winter and her friends are all inspirations!
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